Kamala Is Asked If She Plans to Visit the Border; She Responds with … Laughter?

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As the situation at the border reaches crisis levels, neither President Joe Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris have felt the necessity of traveling there to assess conditions. Perhaps doing so would be an admission that the crisis exists.

Whatever the reason, in the video below, Harris reacted rather strangely when a reporter asked her if she had plans to visit the border.

Initially, she appeared to be stunned by the question. Collecting herself, she replied, Uh … Um … Not today.” This was followed by laughter. Turning serious, she said, “I have before and I’m sure I will again. Yeah.”

I don’t think the Vice President actually finds the growing disaster funny. Her cackle, in my opinion, is a defense mechanism. When she is nervous, when she wants to deflect from an uncomfortable topic, she laughs. The reporter had obviously hit a nerve.

She has much to be defensive about. Former President Donald Trump had put in place smart policies to bring the situation under control and to keep it that way. This mess belongs to Biden and Harris. Surprisingly, many Democrats are now blaming them for the disaster that is unfolding before Americans’ eyes. Reports over the weekend from The Washington Post and CNN were very critical of the Biden Administration.

On Monday, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sent a letter to Biden. Cruz and 14 of his senate colleagues will be traveling to the border to assess conditions and had asked the administration to grant press access to the reporters who will be joining them. This request was denied. Here are several excerpts from the letter:

There is a crisis at our southern border caused by your administration’s radical immigration policies. In 2019, former Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said, “I know that 1,000 [apprehensions per day] overwhelms the system and I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like.” But in response to your administration’s policies and rhetoric promising exceedingly lax enforcement and a path to citizenship for every illegal alien, Border Patrol agents are reportedly apprehending 4,500 to 6,000 illegal aliens per day.

Despite your administration’s refusal to admit that this is a crisis, the American people are beginning to understand the gravity of the situation.

But it is not enough for members of the Senate to see what is happening—the American people must see. That is why I requested that members of the media be allowed to join us. But your administration clearly and emphatically refused to offer press access. This is outrageous and hypocritical.

Denying the press the ability to observe, film, and report on the conditions at the border is not openness or transparency — it is hiding the truth from the American people. The press and the American people deserve more than denials and excuses from a podium.

 

On Monday, Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, whose district sits on the U.S./Mexico border, published photos of a packed migrant facility in Donna, Texas.

Cuellar’s photos can be viewed here.

Reporter Asks Psaki Why They’re Spending $86 Million to Put Illegals in Hotels When National Guard Troops Slept in Parking Garages

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On Sunday, Fox News reported that the Biden Administration spent $86 million to house illegal immigrants who broke the law to enter the U.S.

The Biden administration has awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.

The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and “other necessary services.” The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing. The announcement comes days after White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday that the White House planned to provide 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico.

That’s a pretty eye-popping sum of tax payer money to spend on people who shouldn’t be here in the first place.

It is especially egregious after the manner in which this administration treated vast numbers of National Guard troops who deployed to Washington, D.C. in the days following the Capitol riot.

The Democrats used these soldiers as props to bolster their false narrative that Trump supporting extremists posed a threat to their safety. When it came to arranging proper accommodations for these men, however, they couldn’t be bothered.

Large numbers of men were forced to sleep in a cold parking garage. In addition, it was widely reported several weeks ago that troops were receiving insufficient, undercooked and even contaminated food.

At Monday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Jennifer Psaki was questioned about this unequal treatment.

Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson brought up the $86 million payment and asked Psaki, “How can you square that with the National Guard troops, who were sleeping in parking garages … some of them got sick from having contaminated food. That’s a disparity a lot of people are pointing out. That our National Guard was treated one way and then the illegal immigrants are going to be put in hotel rooms.

Psaki, of course, said that when they became aware of the conditions, the President addressed the situation right away. Watch her try to defend the indefensible in the clip below.

Does she really believe she’s fooling anyone?

GOP Rep Hits Biden’s DHS Sec. with Brutal Border Question, He Calls It ‘Extremely Disrespectful’

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas seems to have learned a lesson or two from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about avoiding tough questions. All one has to do is discredit the question itself.

Mayorkas took questions from lawmakers on Wednesday at a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security. It was entitled “The Way Forward on Homeland Security.”

In two short months, the Biden Administration has squandered the fruits of years of hard work to rein in the chaos at our southern border. Due to a series of foolish executive orders signed on Day One, the conditions at the border have deteriorated into what can only be described as a crisis. And Republican members of the committee weren’t bashful about calling the hyperpartisan DHS secretary out on it.

Florida Republican Rep. Kat Cammack opened her questioning by asking what the letters of “FEMA” stood for. She wanted to establish that it was a federal agency that responded to emergency situations in the U.S. and had been recently dispatched to the border to assist with the current crisis.

Shifting gears, she asked Mayorkas if he supports the current security fence, complete with barbed wire, which surrounds the Capitol building and if he felt it was necessary. Growing impatient with Cammack’s line of questioning and knowing where it was leading, he explained that he was not an “expert” in that area. He had not studied the situation.

Cammack said she just wanted to establish that barriers do work.

Reclaiming her time, Cammack told him, “I just want to bring it home a little bit. See, I’m from a small town out West and the month before I was supposed to graduate high school – which was 2006 – one of my classmates was kidnapped by an illegal who had been deported multiple times.”

Cammack continued, “And I think when you have policies that incentivize folks to come over illegally and we don’t have the proper mechanisms in place to protect our borders – as you say, FEMA has been deployed and they are an emergency – that kind of impact has resounding effects. So, my question to you – her name was Amber Scott, the young lady that was kidnapped by this illegal criminal – how many more Ambers have to be kidnapped before you will take action?”

“Congresswoman, I find that question to be extraordinarily disrespectful. Disrespectful not only to me, disrespectful to the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security and to all the frontline personnel throughout this country who dedicate themselves to the safety and security of the American people.”

“I’m sorry you feel that way. I’m sure the American people feel very disrespected about the border situation they’re facing right now.”

Despite the mayhem taking place at the border, Mayorkas stops short of calling the situation a crisis. Instead, he refers to it as a challenge. President Joe Biden also refuses to acknowledge the current reality.

It won’t be long until the crime rates in the areas most impacting by the crisis start to rise. It is inevitable. And the Democrat made disaster will be impossible to ignore.

Fox News reported Thursday morning that two members of the Biden Administration who are working on border issues believe that the President and his surrogates are wrong not to admit this is a crisis.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council told Fox that, “A week ago I would not have called this a crisis. Today it meets the definition. We are overwhelmed. We do not have the resources to stop the cartels from bringing in illegal aliens, from bringing in drugs, therefore we are in fact in a crisis.”

A second official with Customs and Border Protection, who wished to remain anonymous, said “The president understands it is a crisis, which is why he told migrants ‘Don’t come over.'”

President Biden has no current plans to travel to the border.